Did google authorship take down my sites

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I have many sites but I wanted to try out authorship on three of my sites, these sites are one page sites for very small towns I service, all had top three ranking. I set up authorship and a week later they are actually deindexed, I had a Wp blog attached to each one of these sites and the blog posts are still indexed but the home pages that had the authorship attached are all deindexed.
I believe this has to be because of the authorship because I did little or no SEo for these sites. Also I have other similar one page sites that I did not add authorship on and they are all fine, just the ones I added authorship to have been deindexed.
These are just basic sites nothing special but they do convert into calls for my service. this is one of them www.carpetcleaningvalrico-fl.com
Maybe the authorship brought unwanted attention to these sites and google found fault with them.
Any thoughts?
#authorship #google #sites
  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Your site/blog is indexed.

    If you remove the www from the URL, your site shows up fine in Google SERPs. That might be your problem?

    You also still have a Google Cache of the Index page.
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    • Profile picture of the author Oranges
      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

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      Your site/blog is indexed.

      If you remove the www from the URL, your site shows up fine in Google SERPs. That might be your problem?

      You also still have a Google Cache of the Index page.
      Looks like the whole site is de-indexed now, but the cache is still there. Strange!
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      • Profile picture of the author yukon
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        Originally Posted by Oranges View Post

        Looks like the whole site is de-indexed now, but the cache is still there. Strange!
        The Blog page is still indexed in the non-www site: link I posted earlier.
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        • Profile picture of the author Oranges
          Originally Posted by yukon View Post

          The Blog page is still indexed in the non-www site: link I posted earlier.
          It shows de-indexed here.
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  • Profile picture of the author Billy Rey
    youve been deindexed. Your site might've been classified as spam due to your links and onpage issues.

    not related to authorship at all.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jimerson Farveez
      Originally Posted by Billy Rey View Post

      youve been deindexed. Your site might've been classified as spam due to your links and onpage issues.

      not related to authorship at all.
      I agree. When I checked CACHE page of the site, it is TOTALLY different with more pages, but now you had reduced the pages and changed everything like brand name, design and everything - That MAY be the reason for the DEINDEX.

      Google plus profile cannot be a reason...!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Dmreed4311
    Ok here is the deal, it was not authorship causing my sites to get de-indexed. It was my hosting company. I learned that when google crawls you site it looks for robot. txt files first. If google finds them or gets a 404 error message it will crawl the site. Well in the case of my sites google was getting a 500 error so it would not crawl my sites and after the 7th attempt to crawl my site and getting the 500 error they de-indexed my sites. Host gator fixed the problem and my site are back in googles index but I lost my rankings, hopefully they will come back quickly.
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  • Profile picture of the author davidfrankk
    There could be one explanation to being deindexed due to Authorship.
    If the content of your website on which the authorship has been added has been copied and authored by some other author on their website, Google will only show one of these on search results and deindex the other.
    Maybe you could check for duplicacy of your content and contact the owners of the website who has done that.
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